3247

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/3247
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Ukraine
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Not Defined

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports on Western Europe: battle reports in Holland, for October 3; the Sea Defence Commandant for south Holland's situation report, for October 3; of a truce at Dunkirk for the evacuation of civilians, on October 3; that three divisions, including the 1st Panzer Division from the southern Russian Front, are to refit, on September 28; of special measures for night fighters to avoid considerable losses being caused by Allied intruders, on September 30; on South-east Europe: on the situation in Patras, as at October 3; of orders that Patras is to be evacuated only on orders from the 68th Corps, on October 3; and that a deterioration of the naval and air situation in the Aegean enforced the evacuation at short notice of southern Greece, on October 3; and on the Russian Front: on German anxiety about Russian regrouping and intentions following the capitulation of Finland and the consequent evacuation of Baltic territory by Army Group North, on September 27.

Keywords

military situation reports, anti-Nazi resistance, occupied Netherlands, effects of bombing, flooding, armistice, evacuation, civilians, military organisation, German army, tactics, casualties, night fighters, German air force, civil unrest, guerrilla warfare, occupied Greece, German strategy, defence, predicting enemy intentions, Soviet strategy, Eastern Front

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